Vancouver-Westside has the lowest vaccination rate in the province, with less than 20 per cent of the neighbourhood’s population having received their first dose.
This decision means that the AMS will have a full vote on UCRU affairs and a place on the organization’s board of directors.
The rolling average of new cases in the province recently dipped below 350 for the first time since last November — and it continues to decrease.
Data posted on the BCCDC COVID-19 dashboard demonstrates a slight uptick in COVID-19 prevalence on campus as of May 31.
As COVID-19 numbers fall across the province, UBC and its surrounding neighbourhood saw a per capita case rate of zero instances per 100,000 residents between June 1 and June 7.
The data was released July 16 via the BCCDC’s regional COVID-19 dashboard and is composed of data from June 8 to June 14.
The nearby neighbourhoods of West Point Grey and Dunbar also did not record any new cases per capita in the past week, while Shaughnessy reported just one.
The BCCDC detected just one active case of the disease per 100,000 residents on UBC’s Vancouver campus and its surrounding area between June 25 and July 1.
This number is small considering the hundreds of honorary degrees that have been awarded since the 1920s, but the group of 32 includes many significant names.
The spread of COVID-19 at UBC has flatlined once again after the university and its surrounding neighbourhood produced no new cases of the disease between July 6 and July 12.
The university expects that a majority of students will have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by September, but there have been calls to ensure this is the case via a vaccine mandate.
As COVID-19 cases surge elsewhere in BC, the prevalence of the virus remains low at UBC.
The rate of new cases in the UBC area reached 13 cases per 100,000 residents between July 23 and 29, up from just one case per 100,000 residents as of the previous update.
COVID-19 cases are decreasing once again at UBC after a brief spike last week.
The latest COVID-19 dashboard update has reported a daily average of eight new cases per 100,000 UBC area residents between August 6 and August 12, with a testing positivity rate of three per cent.